How to Upload Pictures to Snapchat Story From Camera Roll Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Snapchat is a popular social media platform that allows users to share their daily moments with friends and followers. One of the key features of Snapchat is the ability to upload pictures to your Story, which can be viewed by all your friends for 24 hours.

However, if you’re an Android user, you might have noticed that uploading pictures from your Camera Roll to your Snapchat Story is not as straightforward as it is on iOS. In this tutorial, we will show you how to upload pictures to your Snapchat Story from the Camera Roll on Android.

Step 1: Update Snapchat
Before we dive into the process, make sure that you have the latest version of Snapchat installed on your Android device. Keeping your app up-to-date ensures that you have access to all the latest features and bug fixes.

Step 2: Grant Permissions
Next, open the Settings app on your Android device and navigate to “Apps” or “Application Manager”. Find Snapchat in the list of installed apps and tap on it.

Now, go to “Permissions” and make sure that the app has permission to access your Photos or Media Storage. Enabling this permission allows Snapchat to access your Camera Roll and lets you upload pictures from it.

Step 3: Prepare Your Picture
Now that you have updated Snapchat and granted the necessary permissions, it’s time to prepare the picture you want to upload. Open your Gallery or Photos app and select the picture you wish to add to your Snapchat Story. You can choose any image from your Camera Roll or even take a new picture if desired.

Step 4: Share Picture with Snapchat
After selecting the picture, tap on the Share button (usually represented by a square with an arrow pointing upwards). This will open a list of apps that can handle sharing content. Look for “Snapchat” in this list and tap on it.

Step 5: Edit and Upload
Once you tap on Snapchat, the app will open with the selected picture. You can now edit the picture using Snapchat’s creative tools like filters, stickers, captions, and more.

Take your time to add any desired effects or enhancements to make your picture stand out. Once you’re satisfied with the edits, tap on the blue arrow icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 6: Choose “My Story”
After tapping on the blue arrow icon, Snapchat will present you with various options for sharing your picture. Look for the “My Story” option and tap on it. This will upload your picture to your Snapchat Story, where it will be visible to all your friends and followers for 24 hours.

Congratulations! You have successfully uploaded a picture from your Camera Roll to your Snapchat Story using an Android device. Remember that Snapchat Stories are time-limited, so make sure to check back frequently to see who has viewed and interacted with your posts.


  • Update Snapchat to the latest version
  • Grant necessary permissions
  • Select a picture from Camera Roll
  • Share it with Snapchat
  • Edit and enhance as desired
  • Choose “My Story” for uploading


  • You can upload multiple pictures in a row by repeating these steps.
  • If you want to share a picture privately with specific friends instead of adding it to your Story, choose “Send To” instead of “My Story”.
  • Remember that once uploaded, pictures on your Story can be viewed by others for 24 hours.

Now that you know how to upload pictures to your Snapchat Story from the Camera Roll on Android, go ahead and start sharing your favorite moments with your friends and followers. Get creative with filters, stickers, and captions to make your Story even more engaging!

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